SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 1932 into law on Friday to create the Property Tax Relief Task Force, state Rep. Mary Flowers, D-Chicago, was appointed to as a member to help craft solutions that will help reduce Illinois resident’s property taxes.
“Property taxes are causing families throughout this state lots of problems and literally forcing people from their homes,” Flowers said. “The ownership of a home and properties are important factors to maintaining a strong middle class.”
Senate Bill 1932, supported by Flowers, creates the Property Tax Relief Task Force with appointments to be made by the governor and legislative leaders – including the Senate president, speaker of the House, as well as the minority leaders of both chambers. The task force would be charged with identifying potential policies that deliver property tax relief for homeowners.
“Attempts have been made to reform our property tax system in the past, but it is clear more needs to be done,” Flowers said. “My hope is that with everyone in a room we can provide a more comprehensive package that’ll lead to real relief for the families in our community.”